Friday, March 20, 2009
I love spy versus counterspy movies. The trouble is, they suck you in so you find yourself on the side of the crooks. It's like cowboy adventures where you're pulling for the outlaws. I loved Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, or anything with Newman and Redford.
Duplicity has about as many twists and plot turns as Newman and Redfords "The Sting" along with some steamy romantic scenes. This is not Mr & Mrs Smith. I think Clive Owen is a whole lot sexier than Brad Pitt. There's no killing or violence in this movie, except that weird slow-mo scene at the start. You can take the kids, but they would be bored. The only tension is when you're pulling for the crooks, and waiting for the last piece to fall into place. You never know who to trust, since they lie and deceive and then change their story.
It's a clever movie. I give it 3 stars.